Jason Chinn Scholarship 2021 – The Maydays

Jason Chinn Scholarship 2021 - The Maydays

The Maydays are awarding a diversity scholarship to the Maydays Improv Retreat (Ashorne Hill, 21st-24th October 2021) in memory of our friend, teacher and mentor Jason Chin. Jason was a huge influence on the development and spirit of the Maydays. At a practical level our show, “Tonight’s Top Story”, was blatantly stolen from the format…

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We’re recruiting improvisation teachers! – The Maydays

We’re recruiting improvisation teachers! - The Maydays

CALL FOR APPLICANTS We’re recruiting improvisation teachers! The Maydays are committed to diversity, and we hope to receive applications from candidates with a broad range of backgrounds including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, class and physical ability. The Maydays are one of the UK’s longest-running improvisation companies established in…

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Would my cat hate my improv shows?

Would my cat hate my improv shows?

Summary: Yoda (much like any human) will have some specific things he likes to see in improv. To get a Yoda to any of my shows, I will need to skillfully market the experience to him so that he knows it’s going to be his sort of vibe. It’s also worth remembering, if Yoda’s favourite…

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Energy and Rhythm

Energy and Rhythm

Maydays director, Jen Rowe, talks Energy & Rhythm, ahead of her upcoming Online Improv Elective: Energy and Rhythm for Character and Scene this Wednesday from 19:00-21:30 GMT. “The moments when your energy fully connected you to the world and you received energy back from that connection.” Patsy Rodenburg, vocal coach for the National Theatre, talking……

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Hard Conversations

Hard Conversations

Hard Conversations – by The Maydays Chris Mead When improv is going well it feels like flying. You don’t need me to tell you that. You’ve all experienced it at one time or another. There really isn’t any substitute for that moment when everyone is pulling in the same direction. It does feel a little……

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Improvising Babies

Improvising Babies

Improvising Babies There has been a lot of talk about a lockdown baby boom. In Bristol, 6 women all on one street  got pregnant during the first lockdown, and in case you missed it, as well as making a LOT of banana bread, last year two of us Maydays made a baby!  We have joked……

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